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New FT8 Software - AutoFT8

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KM9G, Nov 9, 2021.

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  1. KM9G

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    This could be controversy, a contest winner, or the true spirit of ham radio where we experiment and see how far we can push the limits of technology.

    Either way, it was fun to play with, Be sure to join us next week where KM4ACK and I play with Build-A-Pi and Winlink!

    MW7OFS, M1WML, KD9OKC and 2 others like this.
  2. K8NY

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    Yes, yes, yes. As I had once predicted this is now with us: the epitome of Hamster Radio, Auto FT8.
    Where will these Hamsters take us in the future. Stick around kids to find out.
    W7XLR, KF7PCL, G3SEA and 7 others like this.
  3. N3EG

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    And of course, it's a podcast I won't watch. More offloading wasted time on the viewers rather than an actual text description of what the heck it is.
    W7XLR, KF0HGO, K2WH and 43 others like this.
  4. KB8TEG

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    does it run on linux debian
    W7XLR, M1WML, YC8DV and 2 others like this.
  5. KK9W

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    You want a text description? Turn on subtitles.
    KJ7UYT, KJ7OES, M1WML and 7 others like this.
  6. KY4GD

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    Everything runs on Debian.

    Correction: Everything worth a s*it does.
    KO4PJW, KJ7OES, M1WML and 4 others like this.
  7. K7MH

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    WSJT-Z Mod by SQ9FVE has been around for quite some time now. Does auto CQ and also auto calling. Has a lot of filtering options so you can filter out what you are seeing in the decode window. A few other handy controls in the main panel as well.
    VE2GCE, 2E0TXE, KI7QBL and 7 others like this.
  8. N9AMI

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    Been around for a few years this is nothing new. Just someone that thinks they have developed something new. WSJT-Z Mod is better. And yes the mode is brainless. Full auto 20K contacts in a year.. Brainless...
    W7XLR, KI7QBL, WQ4G and 12 others like this.
  9. K7MH

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    It's great for padding your logs but you'll likely miss a lot of good DX when on auto. You'll pick up a lot of the more common DX but not so much the GOOD stuff. You'll have to be on your toes and put in some concentrated work or time for that even on FT8.
    W7XLR, W2GPR, W2ZF and 14 others like this.
  10. KY4GD

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    Thank you for saying this, it is true. FT-8 is absolutely not the same as CW or SSB, but automated FT-8 is almost embarrassingly irrelevant. Couldn't you just look at someone's logs and see that they are making a new FT-8 contact every 90 seconds for 48 consecutive hours? It might technically count towards awards, but so what? These awards are like grades in high school - they only let *you* know how well you are doing, cheating is kind of pointless.

    Let the cheaters feel important. Real hams know what is what. FT-8 is awesome, IMHO, but it is different from phone or any other more intimate mode.

    My $0.02
    W7XLR, K5RCD, W4ISZ and 38 others like this.

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